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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization among Women Admitted to Labor and Delivery and Their Newborn Infants

  • Lauze Volk (a1), Tricia Thomson (a1), Pankaj Chhangani (a1), Laura Digangi (a2), Jorge P. Parada (a3), Paul Schreckenberger (a4), Violeta Rekasius (a4) and Malliswari Challapalli (a1)...


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Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Maguire Building, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 (


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